The Sweet Striped Crochet Hat comes in three great sizes – time for the little ones to have hats of their own!
Now this pattern is available for the whole family – get the adult-sized All Grown Up Striped Slouch pattern here! The largest size of this pattern also makes a great companion for the Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers!
These hats can be worn slouchy, for the hippest youngsters, or can be pulled down over their ears to fit more like a traditional beanie. It’s great striped crochet hat pattern for girls and boys – in any of their favorite colors!
Sweet Striped Crochet Hat
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US-I, 5.5mm hook
50 – 125 yds Caron Simply Soft (worsted) in two colors
Colorways Shown: Grey Heather, Blue Mint, and Watermelon
Gauge: Circle circumference after Row 4 = 4.5 inches diameter
Sizes: Infant (13-14 inch head), Toddler (16-19 inch head) and Young Child (20-21 inch head)
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
How to Make the Brim of this Hat
NOTE: The first 3 rounds are the same for all sizes
Round 1: Using Color A, make a magic ring and ch 2 (does not count as a st). Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in ea st around. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. Do not cut Color A (Colors will be carried along inside hat.) (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, [bpdc in next st, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (36 dc)
For the remainder of the hat, go to the instructions for the size desired below.
Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (42 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, bpdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (42 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (42 dc)
Round 7 – 8: Repeat Round 5 – 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 12 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 7 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 6 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (54 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (54 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (54 dc)
Round 8 – 9: Repeat Round 6 – 7.
Round 10: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
FOR YOUNG CHILD:
Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 12 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 3 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (60 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (60 dc)
Round 8 – 11: Repeat Round 6 – 7 twice.
Round 12: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.
SET UP ROW INSTRUCTIONS:
Using next Color, ch 1 and bpsc evenly around. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. Cut other Color (not this one!) leaving enough tail to weave in later. (42, 54, 60 dc)
(Using same unbroken Color from Set Up Row)
Row 1: Ch 6. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (5 sc) Sc2tog in the next 2 set-up row sts, as shown below. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Do NOT ch, turn.
Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO evenly. (5 sc) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO evenly. (5 sc) Make securing stitch. Turn.
Row 4 – 42 (54, 60): Repeat Rows 2 – 3.
Assembly: Sew the brim edges together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.
And now there are striped crochet hat patterns for everyone from the youngest to the oldest. I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern, and I can’t wait to see what colors you and your kids choose! Let me know what you think in the comments!
The Fine Print
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This may seem like a crazy question and I think I’m over thinking it with my pregnant brain…..when I work a hat, my “right” side is the inside. I have to turn it right side out wen I finish off. When I stitch this? I end up with a thick row with the back post work. On the WRONG side I see the pretty chain row it leaves. What am I doing wrong?!?
Tess, this is just a guess since I can’t see it, but I’m wondering if you’re mixing up your front post and back post stitches? I’d suggest watching this video to see if maybe that’s it: https://www.mooglyblog.com/post-stitches-raisedrelief/
I love this pattern, but I chanhe’d the brim. After doing the set up row, I did 3 rows of alternating back post hdc & front post hdc for wider/looser looking ribbing
I know this comment was forever ago, but I don’t think you should be flipping the hat inside out afterwards. The right side is always the side you’re looking at. That’s why the pretty stitches were on the wrong side for you when you flipped it around.
Thank you! I did check a few sites on the stitch….I am going in from the back, over the stitch and pulling up. You have to be right!
I just pulled and redid the first set of BPDC and although my lines and chain stitch show up as yours do in the picture, I end up with my magic ring and first row right side in and my BPDC wrong side out lol. I’ve tried it both ways (FP and BP)
I will most likely smack myself in the head when I “get” it. BEAUTIFUL hat by the way!!
I’m making it for my older girls softball season 🙂
I have two girls 18 and 15 a little girl that’s 3 and girl number 4 due in 3 weeks! Little ones will be out in the cold so I thought these would be perfect to work up in team colors. I showed the photo and already have folks passing me yarn to make some. (Lord help me lol)
If we were in the same room for 30 seconds I’m sure we’d have it all figured out, eh? I’m sure it’ll all become clear soon – you’ve got your hands full for sure! 😀
These hats are gorgeous. I love how you’ve used the bpdc’s for the design. But then, I’m partial to back post stitches 🙂
Thanks Dedri – I am too! 🙂
Ahh!! If course u were spot on!! Lol
I guess I just got so flustered that even when I attempted to switch the post stitch I still had them nice and mixed up in my head!
The really sad thing is that I looked up the stitch wen I started this so I could remember how to do it! Well? The positive in this? I get lots of practice with both front and back post stitch!!
All my turning and flipping it kepte from realizing I had the stitch wrong. Okay. I am going to get a hat done now 😀
Thanks so very much!!!
😀 I’m glad that got straightened out! You’re very welcome!
Sara @ My Merry Messy Life
Gorgeous, Tamara! I love the use of using back loops only to create the braiding. You’re so creative! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!
Thanks again for hosting Sara! 😀
Totally just finished using your instructions (mostly) to make a hat and gloves in Navy and white stripes. So easy to follow and so stinking cute! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!! 🙂
Can see it here if you like: http://media-cache-ec4.pinimg.com/originals/fa/94/0c/fa940c7b3529ed9f1e7d2ae368cc3027.jpg
Super cute Heather! <3
Hi, I made this hat but left off the “ribbing” at the bottom. It kept on coming out so loose……do you make one row per stitch? Anyway, we are going to try it without the ribbing and see if it will stay on!
Love the pattern otherwise, it makes such a nice warm hat!
I do, but I tend to crochet them tightly! Going down a hook size might help if you want to give it another go!
I just finished a hat and love the way it turned out. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
😀 Glad to hear it Cathy! You’re very welcome!
I am curious if step 5 and 6 in the toddler patten are supposed to have 56 stitches total instead of 54? I have undone an redone the pattern twice and still get 56 stitches on these rows! Thanks for the help!
There was an error – 54 is the correct st count, but the directions should read [bpdc in next 7 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 6 times. I’ve corrected it in the pattern – thank you! Now, that said… if 56 sts is a better fit for the recipient, then go with it! 😉 It shouldn’t affect the pattern other than the fit!
I’m still a bit new to crocheting, so forgive me… but, with the magic ring, how many stitches do you make for it? And, when you say to do 12 dc into the ring, do you mean 1 dc into each single stitch on the outside of the magic ring? Or do you actually do 12 dc into the center of the ring?
No forgiveness needed! 😀 Okay, the magic ring is really just yarn looped around your finger a couple of times. Then you work the 12 dc stitches right into the center of those loops. There are no set number of stitches to be worked into the loop – it’s just whatever the pattern calls for. Does that help?
Hello my name is Keia. Have you ever thought about doing a video for this pattern? Becasue I think im doing something wrong. I did ever step right and I reread it like a hunderth time.
Hi Keia! I’m not sure what happened there. I’ll add a video tutorial for this hat to the list though!
Ok thank you. I mess up at the end of the beginng of making the hat. I chain 2 and did the back post stitches, I did this tweleve time. Immma keep trying maybe I get it..
Remember the first row is just dc sts – no post stitches until Round 3!
Why did you do the brim the way you did? Its a little confusing so I’m going to test doing a FPDC to see if i can the same look…
It’s just the look I wanted for this hat, it gives a little sharper ribbed look. There’s a video tutorial to help with any confusion. That said, if you prefer another brim, by all means go for it! 🙂
THANK YOU for sharing something so beautiful.. I have made it but yours is just so perfect.. Keep up the good work of sharing..
😀 Thank you Nada!
I’m Having The Same Issue, My Bpdc Are Coming Out Backwards And I Think I Might Know Why We Have This Problem… I Know Directions Usually Instruct To Turn After A Row. Are We Supposed To Turn Our Work After Each Row?
The pattern doesn’t call for turning, but if that works for you it might be an easy fix! I’m not sure why they’re coming out backwards unless you’re mixing up bpdc and fpdc. It’s a mystery!
I love the sweet striped crochet hat.. Thanks a lot. Hugs.
You can see here
😀 Great work! Thank you!
It’s my pleasure.
First, I love this pattern. I love the way you did the ribbing, way better than just using FP and BP DC’s.
I made my 2.5 year old son a hat in the “young child” size this weekend in gray and red stripes and it turned out awesome. The problem i have is that he has a rather large noggin. 🙂 he says that the hat is “too tight”. I looked at the next size up, “young adult” i think, and it looks like it’s only a few extra stitches bigger than the young child one. is there a big enough difference is the two sizes that it’s going to make it more comfortable for him? it seems crazy to make a young adult hat for a 2.5 year old, but..i guess it is what it is!
Hi Meagan, and thank you!
A few stitches can make a difference – as can the stretchiness of your yarn! At the top of the pattern the sizes are listed with inches – I’d make whatever size his head measures. 🙂
Love this pattern! I used the idea for a rainbow beanie for my son. I did have trouble with the ribbing at the bottom though, and instead settled for a 2 fpdc, 2 bpdc to create a ribbed effect. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you Amanda! 😀 Glad you were able to finish it in a way that worked for you! Lots of brim options out there. 🙂
Hi ,i want to use more than two colours can this work?Grandson would like a rainbow colored hat.
Hi Barbara! You can use as many colors as you like, you’ll just want to cut the yarn after each stripe rather than carry it along the inside. 🙂 Thank you!
I made your hat 🙂 Blue and light yellow for a friends child. As usual I made it inside out as the ‘right’ way, but I prefer it like that. Thanks for the pattern 🙂
Should be here, if I worked it right lol
I can see it! Love it! 😀
I love to crochet and love this hat, It is for a boy who will be one year old in Sept. The pattern was so easy to follow. Thank you ever so much. Jo
😀 Thank you Josephine!
Loved the hat! ! I loved the brim instructions. Clever. I have made that same brim and attached it later but I love the seamless way it’s attached I might do that for my slouchy hat I make. . It’s nice not to have to weave in more ends than necessary! ! Mine was cream and light teal for an infant adorable! ! Thanks again! !
😀 Thank you so much Jen, I’m so glad you liked it!
Hi Tamara, I loved your pattern.. I am thinking of turning my hobby into a profession, so i wanted to ask if i could sell what i make using your pattern? I wil surely give credit to you and share the link to your pattern 🙂
Please let me know. Thank you 🙂
Thank you Nandi! And that would be great! Thanks so much, and best of luck with your venture!
Thank you so much Tamara 🙂
Hi there! I just started the ribbing part. I added the securing stitches (sc2tg) then I went on to the next row, and then the next row, skipping the securing stitch, the next row I come along back to do another securing stitch, my question is, do I do it in the last of the sc or skip that and do it in the two after? I hope this makes sense, thanks in advance, I love this pattern!
Hi Lisa! If I understand you correctly I’d say the two after… but I’d recommend you watch the video to be sure: brim video tutorial here.
Tamara, thank you so much! The video cleared it up for me. =)
Just made this hat with Vanna’s Choice yarn and my hat looks like something Devo wore HAHA! The bpdc make a very pronounced stitch.
I think Vanna’s is quite a bit thicker than the Simply Soft…will have to make another go of it.
Or make a bunch of red ones, Halloween is coming up…
LOL! CSS *is* very thin!
I have just finished making the had for my daughter. Things were going so well until I got to the brim. I finished it but the brim is very wavy if that makes sense. It kind of resembles a wavy ruffle like brim. I’m curious as to what I may have done wrong to end up with that versus the brim in your pictures and such.
Hi Kelli! It’s so hard to say without being there, but my best guess is that you worked the securing stitches back one stitch too far and made too many rows. If not, then perhaps it was that you needed to go down a hook size. Have you watched the brim tutorial video?
I had this issue too. To make the brim tighter & get rid of the wave, I picked up an additional sc space when making the securing stitch. Hope this helps 🙂
I just crocheted the magic circle and 12 dc’s. Should the tail of the magic circle be on the inside of the hat or top of the hat?
Great question! You can tuck it into the inside. 🙂 Then weave it in, back and forth, to keep the circle closed and secure!
I’m quite new at crocheting and I love this pattern. But my question is, when you do the bpdc is it supposed to leave a ridge? In the pictures of your hat, it looks as though yours sits flat. But mine has a ‘bump’ where I’ve done my rows of bpdc. Is this right or am I doing something wrong?
There should definitely be a ridge. 😀
when you chain three at each row
And then join end of row
Why does it bulb out so
Ch 3 is always a bit obvious. You can substitute a ch 2 (that doesn’t count as a st) and then dc, or you can substitute a chainless starting double crochet.
I have just started working on this hat. I abolutely love the look of your hat. I am fairly new to crocheting and have a question. This is my first hat using bpdc and I watched your video to learn about that stitch. However, after I finish the bpdc, the stitch isn’t laying down like yours. I can barely see the line of color above the stitch. (I am not sure I explaining this correctly) It is sticking out a lot farther and the rest of the hat has a very defined sunken look to it.
Hi Skoon! The yarn you’re using can have a big effect – and blocking afterward as well! If your yarn is thicker or stiffer than the yarn I used, that could cause more pronounced ridges. However, blocking it after will flatten it out a bit too! Try getting a section wet and laying it out flat to dry. 🙂
Thank you! I will have to try that and hopefully it will help.
I had the same problem. I decided to try the hat again with a different approach. Instead of going around the whole backpost, try just going around it right underneath of the loops. I wish I could explain it better to you, but once I did that my hat turned out perfect! Let me know how you make out.
Good idea! Thank you for sharing!
Hi. First of all, I absolutely love this pattern. I think it’s adorable. My cousin has three kids, one of each of those sizes, so I decided to make them all matching hats. I’m pretty new to crocheting, but I’m a quick learner, and I have followed all of the directions. The problem is that my hats keep coming out really short and wide rather than long and thin the way yours did. I’m not sure if you’ll know what I’m doing wrong just from that but I can’t figure it out. Also, I used the exact same yarn and hook size as you, so that’s not the problem. Please help.
Hi Paige! It sounds like it’s a gauge issue – other than that, I’m not sure without seeing them, I’m afraid.
Here is a picture of the hat. The brim is unfinished because I realized that something was obviously wrong. Does this help?
It looks like it could be a gauge issue. If the hat is wide enough, I would just modify the pattern to add another 2 to 4 rows to straighten out the bottom before working the brim. Hope this helps.
I am wanting to crochet children’s hats for a local charity. I am 88 years old, and have not crocheted for years. I understand all of you instructions, but am having trouble making a print copy to use. Can you help me? Thanks Dorothy
Hi Dorothy! I think this will help: how to print patterns on Moogly.
I like your chrocheting tips and tricks.I am a beginner but have quite a bit .Thankyou solo much
😀 Thank you so much Shahida!
I am a beginner, I loved the pattern very much, it would be really helpful if you could share the complete video tutorials for beginners like me
Thank you! However, I rarely do that, as then I do not get visitors to the blog, and that is how I support my family.
My bpdc rows, the ridges “stick out” a lot more than in the sample pictures. Any reason you can think of for that? I wish I could post a picture but it’s like the edges of the rows stick up really far. Does that make sense? Lol
Hi Erika! I used shallow bp sts here – here’s a tutorial: https://www.mooglyblog.com/shallow-post-stitches/
Really cute pattern. I’m making one for my nephew but I want it to be extra slouchy. Where do you recommend that I add rows?
Thank you! For anything over the infant size, just repeat rounds 6 and 7. 🙂
What is your policy on selling the finished product? (Not the pattern or your photos obviously ?)
That’s fine! There’s more info on that on the About page. 🙂
Hi hun. I tried making this last night for my 5year old. I followed for young child but it’s too small. How should I make it fit? Do I just increase a few more rows? Xxxx
It sounds like you might need to go up a size – the teen size is at https://www.mooglyblog.com/all-grown-up-striped-slouch-hat/ 😀
What a great hat! I loved the first one so much I made 4 in 24hrs for the grandies going away tomorrow.
Easy to read pattern and so snuggly, The sizing was perfect
I did simplify the band with a simple bpdc and fpdc . No pompoms because they didnt need them.
thanks heaps. very grateful because I’ve been looking for a good pattern for ages.
HI! I just wanted to let you know I made my daughter this hat 2 years ago and it is still her favourite hat that I’ve made her 🙂 Thanks for such a great pattern and will be making more of these in the future 🙂
Oh my gosh, that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day! 😀 Thank you so much Angel!
Tried this pattern in the Newborn size with some leftover yarn I had , blue & white & liked the Pattern & the ease of following the Pattern. Thanks for the pattern.♥️😃
Not sure what I did wrong, but my finished Toddler sized hat won’t fit my 5 month old niece. I followed the directions exactly.
It sounds like we have very different gauges! Try using a bigger hook with that yarn, that should make a big difference. 🙂